I understand the imperforate anus would have been corrected at a young age and what you are trying to describe is a GI motility issue. Well, management in such cases would depend on the exact pathology and its severity. While a few cases may do well with dietary changes, others may require a partial/ complete colectomy depending on the severity of the condition. It would be best to have this evaluated in detail by a gastroenterologist and depending on the primary condition and its severity, a management plan can be drafted accordingly.
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Thank you for your response. The corrective surgery was done at age 2.
Recent evaluations indicate no motility in the colon. We have recently read of a colon pacemaker to stimulate movement. I am trying to find out if this procedure is being performed in the US.
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